- Introducing Groundplay!

We are excited to announce that the Market Street Prototyping Festival, Pavement to Parks and Living Innovation Zones are now living on the same block: Groundplay! Go to groundplaysf.org to see When Imagination Goes Public!...

- 2017 Update

Rock Rock Around the Block at the Market Street Prototyping Festival, 10/6/2016. Photo by Kay Cheng.

The festival will be taking a break in 2017, focusing on the longer term MSPF incubation projects and some exciting citywide initiatives, including the launch of the Groundplay program. In the meantime, our partners at Gray Area and Autodesk have some great opportunities to prototype your creative placemaking ideas. And stay tuned for the YBCA... Read more »...

- MSPF 2016 Wrap-up Report

2016 Market Street Prototyping Festival: Wrap Up Report

Download the MSPF 2016 Wrap-up Report: Learn how the festival used community-led design to make Market Street a more vibrant and engaging destination for the people who live, work and play along its path....

- Code: ART coming to downtown Palo Alto next year

Conversation. City of Palo Alto Public Art Program.

Palo Alto Weekly – Crowdsourcing art festival will give public a say in alleyway redesigns. Palo Alto is preparing to turn downtown into an interactive “creative laboratory” for three days next year as part of a new program to crowdsource ideas from the community…...

- Submissions are in and proposals are under review!

We recently closed our open call for project submissions for our 2016 festival and have now entered our review process. All project submissions will go through a Jury selection process and chosen projects will reviewed against the Entry Criteria....

- PUBLIC 2016 Platform

PUBLIC 2016: Platform

Western Australia’s first prototyping festival April 2-3, 2016 in Claremont Town Centre....

- Banksy effect feeds Perth art scene

Screencap from video: Curtin becomes street art canvas.

The West Australian – Paul Chamberlain hails from Bristol, the British city that spawned infamous graffiti artist Banksy and one of the most dynamic street-art scenes in the world....

- 2016 Open Call for Market Street Prototyping Festival

Bay Area residents are invited to submit prototype ideas to make Market Street a more vibrant public space. 30 projects will be selected to be on display during three-day Festival October 6-8, 2016. Submissions deadline: April 15, 2016....

- Will S.F.’s Market Street Be Redesigned Into a Place for Play?

…a cohort of visiting government officials, nonprofit founders and advocates for the arts spilled onto San Francisco’s Market Street to discover a hexagonal ping-pong table. To their delight, the table doubled as a virtual jukebox, blasting a repertoire of AC/DC and Stevie Wonder songs as they picked up paddles and began to play....


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